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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 29, 2009 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: 12-29-68 (almost...)

I will be checking this one out here momentarily... Your wish is my command. You are the PM after all!! :)

I must say however, that I am shocked...shocked I say, that among your supporting reviews, you did not include that splendid review by none other than oh_um_ah_uh_oh...

Come now, my friend. How could you fail to include this excellent bit of prose that has nothing whatsoever to do with the music????

Thank you Mr. Miller.

A "Must Have" show from 1968.

Here's the GRATEFUL DEAD we used to listen to, here's the sound that captured a generation and changed the world.

1968 was a bloody year of riots in Chicago at the DNC Convention, the War in Vietnam, Political assassinations of RFK and MLK, draft-card college protests, drugs, Nixon had just won the Presidency in November, and preparing Apollo for the Moon landing in July 69...Woodstock was still 7 months away from happening...

America was ripping itself apart. Jimmi Hendrix, Jim Morrision, Janis Joplin, The GRATEFUL DEAD, The BEATLES, The Rolling Stones, The Cream, were writing the soundtrack to the "changes".

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the "LOVE" from 1968.

PS: I wonder how many people miss 1968?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 29, 2009 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: 12-29-68 (almost...)

Ha--yep, I saw that one and thought "uh-oh...there aren't as many reviews here as I'd recalled, and this one's right on TOP!"

Damn--do we have to devalue shows that have rec'd her/his attn? I can't recall if we decided the reviews were in fact directed toward "good shows" or not? IE, does the strangeness/sillyness of the reviews correlate with a poor "judgment" on overall show value...(if such a determination can be made). EG, there is a local movie reviewer that is just so lame when he gives a movie *****, my kids and I almost shudder and consider avoiding it completely...

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 29, 2009 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: 12-29-68 (almost...)

Most reviews I take with a grain of salt. Uh_ohs I take with a big blood pressure raising grain of salt. I might see a show with a large number of reviews and perhaps check it out due to the high volume of traffic that it has received, but even then I often times am not in tune with most of the reviewers.

The only reviews I give much credence to are ones that are posted here in the forum (usually in the form of a TDIH).
These types of posts are one of the reasons I really enjoy this forum as they often times point out shows that I might otherwise overlook! Yours this morning is a perfect example. I would have not have paid any attention to that show if you had not pointed it out.
As for your recommendation....sorry my friend, but I still am not getting it. I like it, but I don't love it. I enjoyed listening to it,and will listen to it and others from the era on occasion, but it is still not enough to lure me away from my beloved '70s and '80s.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 29, 2009 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: 12-29-68 (almost...)

Got it; I really should say "there is no OTHER ONE" and leave the "show" aspect alone...just focus on that tune and let me know what you think.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Dec 29, 2009 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: 12-29-68 (almost...)

The Other One is intense; it seems like something's trying to get out, Truckin' in parts of it.

The more staid but still intense 8-21 TOO appeals to my makeup more though: